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Why there is only one option in Closing > Off-topic > Migration? [duplicate]

I want to close this question as belonging to another Stack Exchange site: But when I click on it, there is only one option to choose: Is this normal? There is no information stating that I can only ...
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Work-around for migrating outside of Academia SE?

This question asks how to treat certain ambiguous answers in a research survey, and I regard it as off-topic on Academia, and should be migrated to Cross Validated. When I tried to put in a close-vote ...
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Should we discourage simultaneously answering a question and voting to close?

I've been thinking of writing this for a while. It doesn't happen frequently but, yes, it happens: a user answers a question and also votes to close it. Though not forbidden by the system, I think ...
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Do questions become unclear if the asker rejects the answers given?

While going through the review queue, I just noticed two questions back-to-back that were flagged as "unclear". These questions seem well-articulated on their face, and have answers that align with my ...
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Why is the content of my question out of scope?

What are the criteria for effective academic journal websites? This question was put on hold yesterday, the reason being: "This question is not within the scope of this site as defined in the help ...
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Could we please have a limit on negative voting for a newcomer's question?

Here's a question written by a newcomer with a small starting rep. It currently has a total negative score of -7, and four close votes (including the one I just cast). It was written 13 hours ago ...
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Vote-to-close/Canonical questions for “Can't/won't attend conference/ visa issue”

People, it's time to start closing-as-(near-)duplicate, and identifying canonical questions and titles, among the following: would my paper be published if I faild to attend the conference because of ...
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Close questions on cheating as “primarily opinion-based”?

We've had a few cheating-related questions lately (this, this, tangentially this). Almost all of these end up yielding a number of answers to the effect of "I think X, because Y". While the reasons ...
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Should we close questions that have a controversial undertone to avoid lengthy comments threads?

It's the second time in less than a week that a question attracts only junk content and youtube-quality comments war. We failed to close this one soon enough: If you're black, how do you answer &...
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Should homework questions that are otherwise not problematic be left open?

This is a pretty uncommon scenario here, but it appears that someone has posted what looks a lot like a homework question to the site. The twist here is that the question itself is very relevant to ...
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What to do with questions that are likely to be made-up click bait?

For example: Student doesn't want to take credit for his own extraordinary paper – 269 views and +9/−0 votes in 11 hours. My paper was too revolutionary - reviewers at a top journal rejected it &...
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After voting to close a question and retracting vote, cannot vote to close again: status-by-design, or bug?

In regard to this question, I voted to close using a custom close reason. When I had finished typing and submitted, another user had done the same, but I liked his formulation of the, in intent, same ...
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Specific vs general question: where does the line go?

A recent question of mine was apparently put on-hold with the following motivation: "The answer to this question strongly depends on individual factors such as a certain person’s preferences, a ...
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Slow down “too broad” and “unclear” closing

Looking at our closure stats with the new moderator tool, I notice the following: Over the past 30 days, we've closed more than 40% of the questions asked. That's a worryingly large amount. Of the ...
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Should my question (How can physicists help in biology…) be reopened?

Here is my original question: How can physicists help in theoretical biology, besides math and fresh perspectives? As stated in jakebeal's answer in the meta question I ask: Your question was then ...
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Flurry of question closing

Similar to this question from two years ago, I've noticed a rapid sequence of close votes over the past little while, many of which I have disagreed with since the questions have a number of up-votes ...
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Where is the line between “a question about doing research” and “a question about the content of research”?

My question (How can physicists help in theoretical biology, besides math and fresh perspectives?) is decided to be off topic because of this reason: However, please do not ask questions about: ...
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Question just like this one was marked duplicate, but I disagree; what action to take?

Suppose we have the following three questions: Question 1: Can I include the completion of Udacity and Coursera classes I have attended in an academic CV? Question 2: Is an X-Series Certificate from ...
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No closing reason for “nothing to do with academia”?

I wanted to vote to close Creating an central multi-purpose dictionary / database, but under "off-topic" I only find the following pre-canned motivations: cannot be generalized to apply to others in ...
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Are we missing a close reason along the lines of “there are no stupid questions … oh, I stand corrected, yes there are”?

About this question: https://academia.stackexchange.com/q/10959/96 Which asks: I'm hoping to enroll onto a PhD program. I've heard that twitter might help me find a PhD program. This question is ...
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Voting down and/or closing questions when being nice

Following on from Being nice when closing questions and Being nice when down voting . While being nice is essential, so is: voting down bad questions; voting to close questions that don't belong ...
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how to get the closing voters attention

Here I got a close vote. I have no issue with it but how can I know the intention behind closing voters. How to get their attention. Are voters required to explicitly justify their actions? ...